Something Stinky in The Nation's Capitol...

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Something Stinky in The Nation's Capitol...

Corpse Flower Massive crowds flocked to the Botanical Garden this week for an event that tends to happen only once every decade.

The giant “Corpse Flower,” or Titan Arum, looks a bit like a Jack-in-the-Pulpit but its stench sets it apart. This eight-foot bloom smells like rotting meat to attract its prey. The Corpse Flower was so stinky, a representative of the gardens said, that photographers documenting the plant hadn’t felt like lunch until four hours afterward.

In honor of this stinky flora, we here at the Georgetown Library would like to suggest some smelly stories for your reading pleasure. Hold your nose and take a breath, here we go…

Stinky book cover
Stinky: A Toon Book 
by Eleanor Davis

Stinky lives in the Swamp with his pet toad, Wartbelly. He’s happy to be far away from the kids in town who actually like baths. What will Stinky do when a clean boy wanders into his swamp?

A great graphic novel that won a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor.
my dog is as smelly as Dirty Socks cover
This delightful book holds collage illustrations of family, featuring the narrator’s smelly dog. It’s great for an introduction to similes, as the narrator compares his dog’s stench to a number of icky scents.
Cover of The Stinky Cheese Man
This book is full of rambunctious tales turned on their head. The Stinky Cheese Man smells so bad, that even though he runs away, no one wants to chase him. So who will catch this wily fromage?
Cover of Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
Stink is on a quest in this chapter book to find the holy grail of stinky items. The Corpse Flower gives him the idea that his stupendous nose could help bottle stinky perfumes. Can Stinky find a smelly odor in time for the Golden Clothespin Award?
-- Jess Stork Glicoes